Business Development Team | San Francisco
Ellation, Inc. is a transformative entertainment company and home of industry-leading platforms Crunchyroll and VRV. Crunchyroll is the world’s largest destination for anime and manga, boasting a global community of more than 25 million registered users and over 1 million subscribers. VRV is a fast-growing entrant in the SVOD space and is an audience-focused aggregation platform featuring premium SVOD channels including Crunchyroll, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, and Shudder.
We’re looking for a Senior Manager of Business Development to join our team based in San Francisco!
This Business Development role will be fully responsible for executing new partnerships with an array of strategic partners from distribution platforms for our video services, to unique partners to exploit our owned content rights, and third party consumer products, services, or events (to bundle with our owned services) be it gaming, music, physical goods, retail partners etc…
This is a hands-on role that will require an individual to pair sound judgment, and strong business development skills with the ability to cultivate valuable relationships, externally and internally. This role will lead the entire partnership process, from partner identification to deal execution and ongoing iteration/management of the partnership, following launch. A deep interest in the intersection of media and technology is required, specifically in regard to new digital trends, innovative consumer products, new technologies, and game-changing entertainment experiences.
The right individual will be a true professional, a visionary, who is fearless and confident, while demonstrating an incredible sense of humility, sensibility and desire to be an incredible ally to all external partners. In addition to strong personal skills, success in this role will be dependent upon attention to detail, thoughtful quantitative analysis, market research, a strong subjective filter, ability to prioritize, internal influence and the willingness to dive into each aspect of the partnership from legal and finance, to product and marketing. The right candidate will roll-up their sleeves, obsess over every detail, execute at a high level and build something truly special and innovative for consumers and specifically, our fans.
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Crunchyroll is the world’s largest destination for anime and manga, boasting a global community of more than 25 million registered users and over 1 million subscribers. Fans connect through the most complete anime library including "Naruto Shippuden," "Attack on Titan," and “Dragon Ball Super,” events such as Crunchyroll Movie Nights, Crunchyroll News, and can purchase related merchandise through its online store. Through its app on game consoles, set-top boxes, mobile devices and more, Crunchyroll delivers content from leading media producers directly to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages. The service is available for free or through a premium offering that allows users to watch ad-free with access to simulcasts—top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast.
Fans can also view Crunchyroll on VRV, an audience-focused aggregation platform featuring premium SVOD channels and a curated house channel, VRV Select.
Ellation, Inc. is a transformative entertainment company and home of industry-leading platforms Crunchyroll and VRV. With majority investment from Otter Media, a joint-venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group, Ellation operates at the intersection of technology and media to redefine the next wave of media interaction and consumption -- breaking down barriers to content experiences for passionate fans around the world. Ellation’s offices in San Francisco, Tokyo, and Chișinău develop the product, design, engineering, marketing and content that brings our communities of passionate fans together.
VRV is a leading audience-focused aggregation platform featuring premium SVOD channels including Crunchyroll, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, and Shudder, alongside a curated house channel, VRV Select. Created to provide fans with a next-gen entertainment experience, VRV offers immersive content experiences in a digitally-driven environment via bundled subscription, a la carte subscription, or ad-supported options. As a platform, VRV helps partners extend their reach and distribute their premium content through a high-quality, branded experience on mobile, web, and popular living room devices.